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Nikon S9400 Digital Camera

Compact Camera 18.1MP 18x Feb 2013
Camera Type Megapixel Optical Zoom Image Stabilizer Release Date
One industry award
Good picture resolution
Good quality
51 Reviews + 1 Award
PhotographyBlog.com Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this digital camera. PhotographyBlog.com gave this camera a "Recommended" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, Ephotozine and Chip.de the average expert rating of this digital camera is 74 out of 100.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 109 owner reviews this high megapixel camera has a superb overall owner rating. Over 95% of reviewers gave this digital camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Good Brand

Based on 25,424 owner and expert reviews (including 2,903 verified purchases), Nikon has good ratings for its cameras. Nikon also has good ratings specifically for its high megapixel cameras compared to other brands. 97% of those that bought a Nikon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Good Quality

Five customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera was good quality. Website Amazon.co.uk gave this digital camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars out of 5 and mentioned “Good quality picture for gaming, movies”. Ephotozine.com said on expert review site Ephotozine “Image quality is good, particularly if you tend to share your images on the web, you can also get acceptable large prints” and gave it a score of 70 out of 100. Gerry M said in his Nikon S9400 review on expert review site Amazon “Image quality is very good, metering accurate, with decent contrast in the end result” and scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Nice Design

Three customers reckoned that it was good looking. Gerry M said three years ago “Well, its pretty good” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Andrea H. wrote on expert review site Amazon “It's very light, stylish and very decent in low light”. Nrem511 said “This camera did not disappoint! Beautiful photographs and excellent zoom function”.

Easy to Use the Menus

Two customers who purchased the Nikon S9400 thought it was easy to use the menus. Website Amazon.co.uk wrote in their review of this digital camera “Monitor menus have lots of adjustments”.

Two owners who purchased it considered that it was easy to use. Four years ago Teresa Harries said “Easy to use and the pictures are sharp” in her review of this digital camera. Jm Parker wrote in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “Simple to use, takes good photo's”.

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Good Picture Resolution

Eleven customers who reviewed it considered that it was able to produce good images. Silvia mentioned in her review of the Nikon S9400 four years ago “Good quality photos”.

Two customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good picture resolution. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “No dead pixels” in their review of this digital camera and scored this digital camera a maximum of 5 stars. Three years ago J. Eustice said “The high speed shooting is quite fun” in their review of this digital camera.

Two customers who purchased it agreed that it was good in low light. J. Eustice mentioned on expert website Amazon “It takes photos instantly, even in low light, even in low light without a flash it still takes excellent photos” in their review of this digital camera and scored it 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Video Capture

Three owners who reviewed this digital camera thought it was good for video recording.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers wrote in their reviews that this digital camera had a good zoom. J. Eustice rated the Nikon S9400 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera on expert website Amazon “The zoom is impressive, though at the far end it is pretty much impossible to take a steady shot without a tripod”. Gerry M he wrote in his review of this digital camera “Its possible to shoot at full zoom and get sharp results, thanks to good image stabilization”. David mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The zoom also is very good”.

Good Flash

Two customers who purchased it considered that it had a good flash. Dennis R. Earp mentioned in his Nikon S9400 review “Obviously you can easily turn flash on as and when required so you will be aware it is going to pop up” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

Good Screen

Three customers who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. Website Amazon.co.uk scored this digital camera 5 stars out of 5 and said in their review of this digital camera four years ago “Big screen, nice colors, fairly fast, movies look good with little blur”. They also wrote “Not a stunning display that will blow your pants off in a dark room.” in their review.


Features

Good Features

Two people reckoned that the product had good features. Website Amazon.co.uk mentioned “A serious gamer might want to save up more and get more features.” . Dennis R. Earp said “In a nutshell a awesome camera loads of features no technical problems so far”.


Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was February 2013 when Nikon released the S9400.


Video

Supports Video Recording

The Nikon S9400 supports video recording, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Nikon S9400 supports Full HD video, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that are a similar age to this camera.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think because of their better review scores, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-CM1, the Sony DSC-WX200, and the Nikon P520 are also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Nikon S9400 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels digital camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras of a similar spec and age to this digital camera. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this camera. This digital camera also support video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels and 960 x 540 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on digital cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Average Optical Zoom

The Nikon S9400 has a pretty standard optical zoom (18 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Lumix DMC-TZ40 (20x and higher rated), or the DMC-TZ60 (£219) (30x and higher rated) both from Panasonic or the Sony DSC-HX200V (30x and higher rated).

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Average Digital Zoom

The Nikon S9400 has a fairly typical digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera.

There are a number of other 4x digital zoom cameras currently available which you might want to look at including the Sony SLT-A99 (£1,284.99), the Canon EOS 5D Mark II, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ40 which all of have better reviews.

If you are looking for a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Alpha A5100 (£310) (8x and higher rated), the Alpha A5100L (8x and higher rated), or the DSC-WX220 (£99.99) (20x and higher rated) all from Sony.

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Networking

Does Not Support Wi-Fi

The Nikon S9400 does not support Wi-Fi. Most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago do support Wi-Fi.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a Wi-Fi and we think the Samsung NX1000, or the Nikon P520 are also worth considering.

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Does Not Feature Bluetooth

The Nikon S9400 does not feature bluetooth. Most of the other digital cameras of this age and spec also do not feature bluetooth.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Nikon S9400 has a fairly standard display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon EOS 7D (£579.99), or the Nikon D5200 (£279.99).

If this Nikon camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Pentax K-3 (£585.62) (3.2" and higher rated), or the Nikon D600 (£913.70) (3.2" and higher rated).

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Quite Narrow Field of View

The narrowest field of view of cameras of a comparable age and type to this camera is 1% and the widest is 170%. The Nikon S9400 has a quite narrow field of view (only 98 percent) compared to most of the other high megapixel cameras that were launched around the same time as this camera.

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Other Features

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Nikon S9400 has a built-in flash. Most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the DSC-WX200, or the DSC-HX200V both from Sony which and both of have better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Nikon S9400 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other cameras of a similar type and age to this digital camera.

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Has a USB 2.0 Port

The Nikon S9400 has a USB 2.0 port. Most of the other cameras of this type and age also have a USB 2.0 port.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The Nikon S9400 has a fairly average weight (200 grams) compared to most of the other cameras of this type and age.

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Picture Quality

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Nikon S9400 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as this digital camera.

Alternative digital cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the DSC-HX200V, or the NEX-7 both from Sony or the Samsung NX300 which all of have better reviews.

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4896 X 3672 Still Image Resolution

The Nikon S9400 has a higher still image resolution than most high megapixel cameras that are a comparable age to it. This digital camera has a 4896 x 3672 still image resolution(s), whereas most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s). In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s) of 640 x 480, 1600 x 1200, 2272 x 1704 and 3264 x 2448 and 4864 x 2736. Across all high megapixel cameras that came out around the same time as this digital camera the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6000 x 4000 (best).

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18.1 Megapixels Megapixel

This is an 18.1 megapixels camera.

If you would prefer a higher megapixel then you might want to look at the DSC-HX90 (£298.99) (18.2MP and higher rated), or the DSC-WX220 (£99.99) (18.2MP and higher rated) both from Sony.

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Price

Good Value for Money

Three customers agreed that it was good value for money. Website Amazon.co.uk said “Clear picture, large wide screen, easy to configure, price was awesome for the small annoyances” . They also mentioned “Colors are nice and bright This is a very good monitor for the price” in their review. And also said “Very nice large monitor for awesome price”.


Camera

Features Multi-Shot Function

The Nikon S9400 features multi-shot function. Most of the other digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camera also feature multi-shot function.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The Nikon S9400 has a hand strap. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out around the same time as this camera also have a hand strap.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Nikon S9400 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Nikon S9400 has a batteries included, as do most of the other high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as this digital camera.

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Audio

Features Voice Recording

The Nikon S9400 features voice recording. Most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also feature voice recording.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Nikon S9400 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other high megapixel cameras that were released around the same time as this digital camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Light Exposure

Supports Three ISO Sensitivities

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Nikon S9400 is more than most high megapixel cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly supported ISO sensitivity is 100, but this ISO sensitivity is not supported by this Nikon camera. The ISO sensitivities 125, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Nikon digital camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nikon vna370e1, nikon vna373e1
Barcodes 00018208264209, 00018208935031, 00018208935055, 00018208935086, 00018208935109, 05742220717850

Nikon S9400 Review Sources

To prepare this Nikon S9400 review we compared this digital camera to 1,217 other models. For each digital camera that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 311,698 product attributes, 177,254 digital camera reviews and 3,980,200 historical digital camera prices from 0 digital camera retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this digital camera compared to the other models as well as any areas where this digital camera is lacking.

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